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The LN alumni platform | LN Graduates | Current positions of LN Alumni

The LN alumni platform

The LN alumni platform supports exchanges between our former doctoral students, but also with their thesis directors, on career paths, job experiences and opportunities. Furthermore, you are being informed about events and developments in Lemanic research labs.

PhD students in neurosciences who graduated from UNIL automatically become member of the ALUMNIL Network. If you graduated in neurosciences in one of our partner universities (i.e. UNIGE or UNIFR), you can also become a member of the network for free by filling in the registration form (see grey box below).

Further information about the ALUMNIL Network is available by clicking on the blue button on the right hand side.

If you are already a member, connect to the ALUMNIL Portal via the button « se connecter » on the right hand side.

The ALUMNIL Network is a FREE service offered by UNIL for its graduate students.

It allows you to:

• develop your personal and professional network
• maintain your knowledge alive
• keep a tie with the academic world
• benefit from various privileges

You are not yet a member? Join us here for a free membership!!



LN Graduates

Since the first thesis defense in May 2005, more than 150 PhD students have graduated from the LN Doctoral School.

Click on the galery below to see their names and thesis directors (last update: 09/2015).








Current positions of LN Alumni

Here are some examples of what our LN graduates are currently doing ... more to discover on the LN ALUMNIL platform and the Lemanic Neuroscience LinkedIn group.

Name Position
Amal Achaibou Post-Doctoral Fellow, Affective Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory, University of California
Brigitte Angenieux Ophidion, Pasadena, California
Shahar Arzy Department of Neurology, Hadassah Hebrew University Medical Center, Jerusalem
Guillaume Azarias Transition PostDoc Fellow by SystemsX.ch, Basel
Corinne Benakis Post-doctoral fellow at Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, USA
Yann Bernardinelli Assistant Lecturer, Unige
Temugin Berta Sensory Plasticity Laboratory / Department of Anesthesiology, Duke University Medical Center
Nathalie Berger-Bourquin Scientific collaborator, School of Health - Geneva, University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland
Fosco Bernasconi Research Scientist at Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland
Maxime Blanchard Post Doc at Radboud UMC, Nijmegen, Netherlands
Lionel Breuillaud Postdoctoral Fellow at McGill University, Canada
Angèle Brunellière Associate Professor, University of Lille, France
Julie Chenal Medical Information Specialist in Oncology, Merck Serono, Geneva - since 2012
Luca Cocchi Post Doc, Queensland Brain Institute, University of Queensland Brisbane, Australia
Anne-Sophie De Preux Postdoc at University of Fribourg
Anouk Déruaz Research Associate, University Hospital Lausanne, Switzerland
Laura De Santis Medical Information Scientist, Eli Lilly, Vernier, Geneva (2009-11) / Co-Manager of the Life Sciences Doctoral Program, University of Lausanne (since April 2011)
Stéphanie Duhoux Postdoctoral Fellow at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, NY, USA
Charles Finsterwald Postdoc, Cristina Alberini lab, New York University, USA
Yves Gouriou Postdoctoral Researcher in the Cardioprotection team of CarMeN, INSERM Lyon, France
Jeremy Grivel Co-founder and Partner at aXess
Clara James School of Health - Geneva, University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland & Department of Psychology - University of Geneva
Michiko Kanemitsu Postdoctoral Researcher at EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland
Paul Klauser Post-Doc in Neuroimaging of Psychosis, University of Melbourne, Australia
Jean-François Knebel Chargé de projets de recherche, University Hospital Lausanne, Switzerland
Leonie Koban Postdoc, Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience Laboratory, University of Colorado at Boulder, US
Adam Kundzewicz Global Pricing and Market Access Manager at Boehringer Ingelheim, Germany
Gwenaël Labouebe Postdoc, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
Agustina Lascano Neurology Resident - University Hospitals of Geneva
Suzie Lavoie Research Fellow, Orygen Youth Health Research Center, Melbourne, Australia
Fabio Longordo Postdoc in Greg J. Stuart lab, Australian National University
Pierre Mégevand Post-doctoral research fellow at North Shore University Hospital, USA
Marie-Louise Montandon Neuroscientist, PET Instrumentation and Neuroimaging Laboratory, HCUGE, Geneva
Anouchka Pickenhagen Postdoc at Columbia University, New York, USA; now: Corporate Communication Specialist at Shire Pharmaceuticals
Camille Piguet PostDoc and Neuropsychologist at the University and University Hospital of Geneva
Karsten Rauss Postdoc at the Institute of Medical Psychology and Behavioral Neurobiology, Tübingen, Germany
Carolyn Sacco Senior Research Associate, UT Southwestern Univ., Dallas, TX, USA; now: Medical Science Liaison, Genentech, Dallas, USA
Annick Salzmann Postdoc, University Hospital Geneva
Marie Schaer Visiting Assistant Professor at Stanford Cognitive & Systems Neuroscience Laboratory, California, USA
Holger Sperdin Postdoc, Christoph Michel lab, CMU, Geneva
Lucas Spierer Research Group Leader & Lecturer, University of Fribourg
Hélène Tzieropoulos Postdoc in the Neuropsycholinguistics, University of Geneva
Anne Vaslin Scientific Officer, Pharmacology & Screening at Debiopharm, Geneva Area, Switzerland
Camille Viviani Associate medical affairs, Biogen Idec
Daniele Viviani Medical Advisor at Novartis Pharma
Pascal Vrticka Research scholar in Allan Reiss lab, Dept. of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Standford University, CA, USA; now: Research Scientist at Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Leipzig, Germany
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Our LNDS graduate #150, Aline Pichon, not directly at the defense, but at another important day of her life right after.


The 100th LNDS graduate, Yves Gouriou. From left to right, Philippe Bijlenga (thesis co-director), Yves Gouriou, Anita Lüthi (expert), Nicolas Demaurex (thesis director), Philippe Lory and Laurent Bernheim (experts).


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